Municipal Plan of Defense of Forest Against Fires - an instrument to make political choices and setting goals

Project information

Index: 0763R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location PORTUGAL CONTINENTE Mirandela Norte

Topic of the practice

Risk Mitigation Policy Planning

Good Practice Information

The ‘Municipal Plan of Defence against Forest Fires’ is an instrument used in Mirandela (Portugal) to provide help in taking political choices and setting goals, Mirandela (Portugal): This plan is based on methodological recommendations of the National Forest Authority (AFN), and its aim is to operationalise legislation to defend against forest fires and to create a strategy adapted to local circumstances over five-year period. It encompasses a background analysis and an action plan, and emphasises the importance of stakeholder involvement and public awareness raising. The plan successfully supports the municipality in setting priorities in policy planning for mitigating damage from forest fires.

Evidence of success

The plan effectivelyensured the establishment of priorities in the policy planning in the field of forest fires. It also successfully targeted all stakeholders: ensured cooperation between the different entities involved in the process and supported awareness-raising among population.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Sónia Gonçalves

Municipality of Mirandela

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